Vol 82, No 2 (2011)

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Intravascular embolization of the uterine arteries in the treatment of early postpartum haemorrhage – case report

Andrzej Lisowski, Stanisław Drelichowski, Alicja Słoka-Sutkowska, Dawid Wiśniewski, Janusz Malinowski
Ginekol Pol 2011;82(2).


Summary The article presents a case report of a patient with postpartum haemorrhage in the course of uterine atony with hypovolemic shock as a complication treated by uterine arteries embolization. In obstetrics and gynecology this procedure was first described in 1979 by Brown et al. Embolization is a rapid, secure, efficient and low-invasive alternative to surgical intervention when pharmacological treatment of postpartum haemorrhage fails.

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